Two more coronavirus deaths, statewide death toll now 12

The state Department of Health said this morning two elderly men died of coronavirus-related illnesses overnight.

The deaths bring the state’s death toll to 12 since tracking began on Feb. 28.

Both men were 65 or older; one was on Oahu, the other on Maui. Both had underlying health conditions.

“We are saddened by these additional deaths and the toll the pandemic is taking on the families and friends of those affected,” said Gov. David Ige. “This is a serious disease especially for those with pre-existing health conditions and older adults. It is critical that we all comply with the stay at home order, practice social distancing, and continue to wear a mask whenever we go out to protect others.”

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